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Leslie Webster GREENLEAF

Regimental number4783
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEumungerie PO, Eumungerie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Miss P Greenleaf, 2 Woodside Road, Surrey, England
Enlistment date9 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Refers 2 May 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919

Military Medal

'East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX on the morning of the 2nd May, 1918, when an Officer was severely wounded by machine gun fire and lay within full view of the enemy, Private GREENLEAF and [1403 S.N.] SMITH went to his assistance and carried him in at very great personal risk. With the assistance of two other men they improvised a stretcher squad, and, as the case was a serious one, carried through with it to the Regimental Aid Post. This was done in broad daylight, and practically the whole route was under observation of enemy snipers who were very active.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Tombstone inscription reads: 'The last coo-ee'.
Date of death31 March 1980
Age at death82
Place of burialDubbo (New) Cemetery, New South Wales

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